Plane Crashes Making Flyers Fearful
Written by Lauren McMillen
Last updated on July 26, 2014 @ 7:27PM
Created on July 26, 2014 @ 4:29PM
It seems like every day now we hear about another plane crash. And just this week, over 460 people's lives were taken due to air accidents.
So are these airline disasters causing people around here to be afraid of flying?
Some people say they are a little leery about taking to the skies, but flying still remains one of the quickest ways to travel.
Just this week, a plane went down in Mali killing everyone aboard. Earlier this month, a Malaysian Airlines aircraft also crashed, while ones location still remains a mystery.
But the good news is that there are about 90,000 airline departures every day. Airline experts warn that plane crashes are quite rare and statistics have shown that your odds of dying in a plane crash are only about one in 11 million.
Here in Bridgeport, airport officials say they are doing everything they can to ensure their planes are as safe as possible.
"After 9/11 we wanted to make sure that passengers are as safe as possible and be confident that they will be safe. We've always got to make sure that government operations or business operations, or your daily life duties, need to run as efficiently as possible," said Rick Rock, NCWV Airport Director.
Some 5 News talked agree that this string of accidents will make them more alert while booking a trip.
"I certainly would think twice about the airline that I would be flying on. I certainly would take a look at routes that their flight would be taking that I would not have otherwise done. It's definitely going to be a little scarier when you get on a plane wondering if you'll get to your destination," said Chris Wu, Pennsylvania resident.
Others say they will opt for domestic flights more versus international trips.
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